Serious talk for serious golfers

About the show

The podcast network for serious golfers. TalkinGolf launched as an online audio show way back before podcasts (or even the iPhone) were a thing. We've been on an extended break since 2012 but now we're back and creating new and interesting content each week as well as a sprinkling of some of the best stuff from the archives.

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  • Episode 90: TGH 90: Creating Golf History with Rob Collins

    September 13th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  56 mins 36 secs
    golf, golf design, golf history, king collins, landmand, sweetens cove

    On Episode 90 we interview half of the dynamic duo that make up King Collins Golf Design, Rob Collins.

    On this two part podcast we dive into Rob's personal golf history, the incredible history behind King Collins' first design, Sweetens Cove and finally a teaser of Episode #91 the birth of Landmand.

    This podcast was made with Story Lounge Film Company.

  • Episode 89: TGH 89: Tales of the Old Tom Morris Trail

    August 28th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 24 mins
    golf architecture, golf design, old tom morris, st andrews

    Golf Historian and author, Stephen Proctor joins us again to recount his sabbatical to play the Old Tom Morris Trail in Scotland. Proctor played 18 courses that Old Tom Morris designed or renovated and he joins the podcast to share his insights into the design mind of Old Tom Morris and the trip of a lifetime.

  • Episode 88: TGH 88: The Rise & Demise of MacGregor Golf Part 2

    August 9th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  55 mins 33 secs
    ben hogan, golf, golf history, history, jack nicklaus, macgregor golf

    John Barba of MyGolfSpy joins us for the exciting conclusion of the Rise & Demise of MacGregor Golf. The company has started its death spiral, but there is a ray of hope on the horizon. How does a golf course design deal help bring an end to MacGregor? Listen to find out...

  • Episode 87: TGH 87: The Rise & Demise of MacGregor Golf Part 1

    July 30th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  45 mins 10 secs
    ben hogan, byron nelson, golf equipment, golf history, macgregor golf

    Once again we are joined by John Barba of MyGolfSpy fame to help us tell the amazing story of MacGregor Golf - a company that had the opportunity to be the greatest golf equipment company of all-time and yet met with the demise of so many other great companies that showed promise.

    This show will be aired in two parts.

  • Episode 86: TGH 86: A Golf Historian's Guide to St Andrews Part 2

    July 11th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  57 mins 37 secs
    british open, golf, golf history, st andrews, the open

    The final half of my interview with St Andrews Golf Historian, Roger McStravick as we complete our two hour walk through the cobblestone streets of St Andrews.

  • Episode 85: TGH 85: A Golf Historian's Guide to St Andrews Part 1

    June 26th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 5 mins
    golf, golf history, old tom morris, open championship, st andrews, the open

    We welcome back St Andrews Golf Historian, Roger McStravick to TalkinGolf History to give our listeners a walking tour of the Auld Grey Toon that will be hosting the 150th playing of the Open Championship.

    A very special thanks to Monty Python and the Holy Grail for adding some much needed humor to the podcast.

  • Episode 84: TGH 84: The Champion Who Lost His Mind

    June 13th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  43 mins 43 secs
    brookline, golf, johnny mcdermott, major champion, us open, usga

    TalkinGolf - the golf podcast that's made in Australia but heard around the world

  • Episode 83: TGH 83: The Caucasian Clause

    May 15th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  26 mins 38 secs
    caucasian clause, golf, golf history, pga, pga championship

    This is the story of how the PGA of America's Caucasian Clause came to be and how it was banished in 1961, and how three men fought back against professional sports only racist bylaw.

    This podcast tells the stories of triumph and misery which take place from 1896 to 1962.

    A special thanks to our musicians
    Matty Cupelli - "Touch"
    Music Fellows - "Dream"
    MRTN - "Searching"
    MRTN - "Fragile"
    Three amazing artists and four amazing songs which help us tell this story.

  • Episode 82: TGH 82: An Author's Journey with Stephen Proctor

    May 8th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 17 mins
    golf, golf history, history, st andrews, stephen proctor, tom morris

    A fabulous interview with the man St Andrews' Golf Historian, Roger McStravick once called, "the Bernard Darwin of our times,"

    My friend, golf historian and author, Stephen Proctor joins the show to talk about his new book, "The Long and Golden Afternoon," how the book connects his previous book, "Monarch of the Green" and in the process he shares his own golf history and a preview of his upcoming sabbatical walking in the footsteps of Old Tom Morris.

  • Episode 81: TGH 81: The History & Restoration of Cobbs Creek

    April 21st, 2022  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 19 mins
    cobbs creek, golf, golf history, philadelphia, usga

    I am joined by authors, historians and golf course architecture enthusiasts, Mike Cirba and Dr. Joseph Bausch to discuss the amazing history and the future restoration of Philadelphia’s first public golf course, Cobbs Creek.

  • Episode 80: TGH 80: The Champion Without a Major

    March 30th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 1 min
    babe ruth, baseball history, golf, golf history, pga, sam byrd, the masters

    TalkinGolf History proudly presents Episode #80: The Champion Without a Major, which tells the story of Sam Byrd - a man who once won a World Series with Babe Ruth, a man Bobby Jones once called the "greatest driver of the golf ball he ever saw" and the only man to ever play in both the World Series and the Masters.

    If that isnt good enough for you - listen in and hear the amazing story of how Babe Ruth contributed to modern day golf instruction!!!

    An amazing episode with returning guest, John Fischer.

  • Episode 79: TGH 79: A Golf Historian's Scavenger Hunt EP 1

    March 11th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  19 mins 20 secs
    golf history; oakmont; seminole; chicago golf club; scavenger hunt; golf

    The first and hopefully not the last of a series we call, "A Golf Historian's Scavenger Hunt," where your host Connor T. Lewis will discuss historical artifacts from all over the world - share their story and how hard it would be for you to view that item.

    This episode will take you to Chicago Golf Club, Oakmont CC and Seminole Golf Club for a show that we think will be unlike any other. Come for the history and stay for the great stories. An insiders look into strange artifacts and how they shaped the game of golf.

    A special thanks to the artists who were so kind to allow the show to use their music:

    Oak Studios presents "I Just Want Quiet"
    Harry Lightfoot presents "Return Triumphant"
    Johnny Easton presents "Purpose"

  • Episode 78: TGH 78: The Rise & Demise of Penfold Golf

    February 27th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 20 secs
    golf, golf equipment, golf history, james bond, mygolfspy, penfold golf

    Another great episode from our series on the birth and death of great golf companies. We welcome back John Barba of MyGolfSpy to the show to tell the unbelievable story of Penfold Golf - the company that wouldn't die...until it did.

    If you are a fan of James Bond, you may remember that James Bond played a Penfold Hearts Golf Ball.

  • Episode 77: TGH 77: A Golf Historian's Guide to Pinehurst

    January 24th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 20 mins
    donald ross, golf, golf history, pinehurst, pinehurst resort, usga

    After a year in the works the TalkinGolf History Podcast is proud to release, "A Golf Historian's Guide to Pinehurst" an in depth and intimate look at Pinehurst through the eye's of one of its historians. Pinehurst is called America's Home of Golf - listen in and learn how it earned that moniker.

    A special thanks to our guest, Chris Buie, the Pinehurst Resort and the Tufts Archives for hosting us. If you have the opportunity please consider donating to the Tufts Archives.

  • Episode 76: TGH 76: Mr. 59

    January 9th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 27 mins
    al geiberger, golf, golf history, golf record, mr. 59, pga, pga championship

    A wonderful interview with the wonderful man, Al Geiberger, the first man in the history of golf to break golf's version of the 4 minute mile...breaking 60!

    We dive into how Mr. Geiberger entered the game, his early amateur days, his stories from the tour which include Ben Hogan and Sam Snead, his PGA Championship, his Players Championship and of course a run down of his 59 and how he kept himself in the zone.

    We would like to take a moment to thank La Quinta Country Club for allowing us to record our interview in their boardroom.
    Also very special thanks to artist Jim Fitzpatrick for allowing TalkinGolf History to use his painting of Mr. 59!

  • Episode 75: TGH 75: The Rise and Demise of Spalding Golf

    November 21st, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 35 mins
    golf clubs, golf history, golf innovation, harry vardon, mygolfspy, spalding

    This is the first of many episodes that will be titled, "The Rise and Demise of," these episodes will cover the birth, the rise and the demise of some of the most influential golf manufacturers in history. We are joined by MyGolfSpy's own John Barba who did the wonderful research on Spalding Golf.

    Don't sleep on this episode if you aren't a gear head...this episode dives into how Spalding grew golf in America!!!